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Wheel of Fortune co-host Vanna White has put her Beverly Hills-area home on the market at just under $3.3-million.
White, who has been turning letters on the TV game show since 1982, and her husband, entrepreneur-restaurateur George Santa Pietro, are building a house nearby.
Recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's most frequent clapper, White claps her hands about 720 times a show, or 28,000 times a season, said her spokesman.
She recently recorded her first CD as a singer, Leslie Bricusse's Santa's Last Ride.
The Mediterranean-style house has five bedrooms and seven baths in about 7,000 square feet. It also has a library, three fireplaces, a pool and a tennis court. It is in a gated development.
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Character actor Dennis Farina, who played Bette Midler's ex-husband in the movie That Old Feeling (1997), has leased a west side condo for a month at $10,000 while he is in town shooting a pilot for a new series. Farina also appears in the George Clooney-Jennifer Lopez crime movie Out of Sight, due out in June.
The two-bedroom condo is in a tower that specializes in leasing to celebrities. Monthly rentals range from $5,000 to $20,000.
Farina, 54, was an 18-year veteran of the Chicago police force when he met producer-writer-director Michael Mann, who cast him in the 1981 movie Thief. That part led Farina to star in the 1980s NBC series Crime Story.